Volkswagen Group taps into new profit pools with sustainable mobility

Pietro Zollino
Pietro Zollino
Deputy Head of Global Group Communications & Head of Corporate Communications
Christoph Oemisch
Christoph Oemisch
Corporate Communications Spokesperson Finance & Sales
  • Group makes decisive progress in its four industry-leading technology platforms and further expands sustainable mobility business
  • Architecture: The Group will introduce the latest generation of e-mobility platforms with the new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) from 2024; this will be followed in 2025 by the improved Modular Electric Drive Matrix MEB+ with longer range, shorter charging times and new models with entry-level prices below 25,000 Euro
  • Battery & Charging: Well-advanced discussions with Mahindra on the use of central MEB components such as e-drive and unified cell; unified cell, standardized cell factory and other innovations bring significant cost advantages and enable democratization of e-mobility
  • Software: Audi Q6 e-tron gives first preview of new software generation E³ 1.2; Software Defined Vehicle Hub to start soon and drive development of future software architecture E³ 2.0
  • Mobility: stake in Pon subsidiary in bike leasing taps booming global B2B profit pool; Group mobility platform to be rolled out after successful pilot phase, covering all mobility needs

Wolfsburg/Munich. The Volkswagen Group has made decisive progress in its four industry-leading technology platforms. It is also tapping into highly attractive additional profit pools as part of its transformation from legacy automaker to integrated mobility provider by further expanding its sustainable mobility business. At the Group's press conference at IAA Mobility in Munich, CEO Oliver Blume said: "We are making good progress. And faster than planned. We have reached numerous milestones, set important strategic directions and achieved joint successes. We are systematically driving forward the transformation along our ten-point plan and consistently developing further attractive profit pools in the area of sustainable mobility."

The specified fuel consumption and emission data are determined in accordance with the measurement procedures prescribed by law. 1 January 2022, the WLTP test cycle completely replaced the NEDC test cycle and therefore no NEDC values are available for new type approved vehicles after that date. This information does not refer to a single vehicle and is not part of the offer but is only intended for comparison between different types of vehicles. Additional equipment and accessories (additional components, tyre formats, etc.) can alter relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics, affecting the vehicle's fuel consumption, power consumption, CO2 emissions and driving performance values in addition to weather and traffic conditions and individual driving behavior. Due to more realistic testing conditions, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions measured according to WLTP will in many cases be higher than the values measured according to NEDC. As a result, the taxation of vehicles may change accordingly as of 1 September 2018. For further information on the differences between WLTP and NEDC, please visit Further information on official fuel consumption data and official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger cars can be found in the "Guide to fuel economy, CO2 emissions and power consumption for new passenger car models", which is available free of charge from all sales dealerships and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, D-73760 Ostfildern, Germany and at